“Our team members stray cows and these injured cows and old enough cows as they are no longer able to fend for themselves”
Jodhpur: As Gau Bhakts are busy lynching innocent citizens thereby, successfully disturbing the secularism and peace of the nation, a Muslim Educational and Welfare Society run Goshala Cow shelter is busy taking care of old and sick cows left over by Gau Rakshaks.
Jodhpur’s Adarsh Muslim Goshala goes out of way to help old, sick and leftover Cows. Adarsh Muslim Goshala is located on Bikaner Road of Jodhpur and has been sheltering over 200 cows for over eight years.
Mohammad Atique, general secretary of ‘Muslim Educational and Welfare Society of Jodhpur.’ spends the more than an hour daily feeding cows at the Adarsh Muslim Goshala (cow shelter) on Bikaner Road.
Launched in 2004 by Jodhpur-based Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society (MMEWS), the initiative has won mass appreciation, with hundreds of people handing over cows and bulls to the shelter. Rendering a strong message of peace and harmony since the last 13 years, the goshala is run in complete anonymity.
“Taking care of cow is like take care of mothers and is a part of the shared culture of Hindustan,” says Mohammad Atique.
As per TOI, a truck load of fresh green fodder from Luni Tehsil arrives everyday to feed these them. Cows are brought here from across the city by the goshala team in their specially designed vehicle. Most of the cows are those abandon by their owners after they stop lactating.
“Our team members who live in the city monitor stray cows and shift those who are injured or those are old enough who are no longer able to fend for themselves,” said Atique, who visit the goshala for feeding cows’ everyday after Asar (late afternoon prayers)
“When we started the gaushala, some fringe elements objected to Muslims operating the shelter,” Mr. Atique said. “But over the years, the shelter has won people’s admiration and generated immense goodwill as villagers appreciate the selfless work.”
“Our Society thought of making a productive use of the 60-acre land allotted to it by the Rajasthan Government in 1998, when the farmers in the region complained of stray cows destroying their crops and lack of facilities for their cattle,” said Mohammed Ateeq.
“The villagers’ predicament about cows which had stopped giving milk gave us the unique idea for opening the Gaushala at the vacant land. Our offer for free veterinary services immensely pleased the villagers and they brought the cows in large numbers,” added Mr. Ateeq